2014 Media Release

FUN RUN CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR AS KEY COMMUNTY EVENT

Entry to the 2014 Stockland Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run on Sunday 22 June is now open with the event celebrating its 10th year.

What started out as a small community run has now evolved into an event hosting over 1,500 participants and being touted as one of the State’s most scenic running events.  It also received recognition at the 2014 Caloundra Electorate Community Awards being named as a finalist for Community Event of the Year.

The Fun Run originated from humble beginnings when a group of Our Lady of the Rosary School fathers proposed that hosting a Fun Run was a great way to raise funds for the school while engaging a broader community in the process. With a volunteer organizing committee of six, the first year saw around 150 participants in the 10km run. The 3km run and family walk were added in subsequent years to further involve the students and parents of the Our Lady of the Rosary School.

“I have been involved with the run for 10 years now,” says event spokesperson Sean Lever. “The sense of community that the event brings on race morning is what it is all about for me. We live in such a wonderful part of the world, the runs and walk showcase just how blessed we are. There are no other events in Caloundra that brings so many families together in such a healthy and positive environment.”

Sean adds that it is the celebration by the community at the finish line, generating such a vibrant energy, that makes it easy for him to sign up for another year on the committee. “I thank all of the many volunteers who have been part of the committee over the years. The events success is a testament to all of their effort,” he says.

To mark the 10th year anniversary of the event, a team category has been introduced into the 10km foreshore run. Entry into the 10km run is $35 per person with every runner registered on-line before race day receiving a free event singlet. Participants of the 10km run can nominate their team when registering.

Entry in the 3km fun run starts at $7.50 for primary school students and $15 in the open category. The 3km family walk is $22 allowing up to six members to be registered.

The event’s prize pool consists of  $500 for first prize, $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize for both male and female overall winner in the 10km foreshore run.

All funds raised from the run will benefit the Parents and Friends Association of local primary school, Our Lady of the Rosary.

For further information and online registration, visit www.caloundrafunrun.com

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